Saturday, October 14, 2017

Christmas Album Inspiration..................

Are you ready to get started on your Christmas albums? 

Check out the Close To My Heart blog for some great inspiration. 

Christmas Album Inspiration #ctmh #closetomyheart #scrapbooking #Christmas #album #holiday #family #merry #ornament #reindeer #jolly #tree #wreath #holynight #presents #gifts #bearychristmas

https://blog.closetomyheart.com/2017/10/10/christmas-album-inspiration/

You can order your supplies here janicewilson.closetomyheart.com 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Punny Pals

How cute is this set?
With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!
The Share a Smile card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in October or when you host a qualifying party.






 Share a Smile card bases and envelopes CC1343$9.95


Don't forget to get your Stamp of the Month.  Christmas Tunes S1710 $17.95 or just $5.00 with a $50.00 order. 


Here is a cute card my friend Marcia Macsisak made using this stamp set 


Thanks for sharing Marcia.

Happy Scrappin', 

Janice 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Crop 4 Vets was a success again this time.....

I hope you will join is in February when we hold our next Crop 4 Vets. 

We have so much fun...

Our theme was Trolls if you couldn't tell.
We had a few people who left and others came so we took lots of pics 
to make sure we got everyone.  



 I owe a huge THANK YOU to Xyron, Art Impressions, Canvas Corp. Brands, Avery Elle, and Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company for the great donations they sent for our Crop 4 Vets. I also owe a huge THANK YOU to all the great ladies who came to the crop and to the volunteers who helped make it possible. Without all of you, I could not do what I love to do.  THANK YOU all again. 

 I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I know we brought in over $300.00 for our Veterans. 

I am already making plans for February!  Hope to see you there.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Monday, October 2, 2017

Physical Cartridge Cricut® Collections to Retire.....

Yes, Provo Craft announced that the Physical Cartridge Cricut® Collections will Retire!

This was in an email from Close To My Heart to all of their consultants on Thursday September 28, 2017.  

Provo Craft has recently made the decision to discontinue production of physical Cricut® cartridges. We have been able to secure enough inventory of the You Are Here collection to last us through the duration of our Annual Inspirations 2017–2018 idea book, but effective immediately, all Cricut® Collections that include a physical cartridge are available while supplies last.

Though we have made every effort to preserve this product offering for as long as possible, we have known that eventually physical cartridges would be phased out in favor of the digital business model, and have been taking steps to make the transition easier. We introduced digital-only collections as a way to encourage our customer base to make the switch; we have also introduced a Cricut® Explore Air 2 hostess bundle as an incentive for Consultants and customers alike to upgrade their Cricut® machines. Recently, we even started to include image numbers in our artwork recipes to make it easier to locate images in Design Space.

Tutorial videos are in the works that will help our Consultants and customers learn more about how to use Design Space and the newer Cricut® machines. We understand it can be challenging to learn a new system, but we also recognize the benefits that come from using the newer machines, including greater control over the creative process and increased flexibility in working Cricut® shapes into your artwork. Though we are sorry to see our physical cartridges go, we are excited about the possibilities available with our digital collections.


So if you do not have the You Are Here Cricut Collection from Close To My Heart now would be a great time to get it to make sure they don't run out.  Other wise you will have to purchase the digital collection.  Here is a link to my website to purchase your cartridge if you would like one. 

https://janicewilson.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Products.aspx?CatalogID=275




Here is a link to the digital Handbook so you can see all the images and layers.  700 images.  

https://d2e2oszluhwxlw.cloudfront.net/home/public/handbooks/You_Are_Here_handbook_ENG.pdf

If you have questions please call me 503-708-6889.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Punny Pals..........................................

Share a Smile
October 2017 Monthly Special

With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart is donating $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™. And, for this month only and while supplies last, you can get a coordinating set of Thin Cuts for cutting out the adorable animal shapes. Even better, we’ve built an exclusive card kit that includes the Thin Cuts along with card bases, envelopes, paper pieces, and instructions that you can use to create endearing cards that will sure enough bring a smile to anyone’s day!
 Punny Pals Stamp set $17.95
Punny Pals thin cuts $28.95
Share a Smile Card Kit $39.95
Includes Thin Cuts — Punny Pals, Share a Smile Card Bases & Envelopes, and 10 paper sheets; stamp set sold separately.  I am glad they did this because so many people already have the stamp set.
 Share a Smile Card Bases & Envelopes $9.95
For Hostess: Hosting a Close To My Heart event is even more rewarding in October! When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, you’ll receive a FREE Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) — that’s a $48.69 value, totally free!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in October will receive a FREE Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) in their New Consultant Kit — that’s a $48.69 value, totally free!

Round-up Matching: Every time you place an order, you can round your order up to the nearest dollar, giving the extra as a donation to Operation Smile™. During October, your round-up donation will go even further, because Close To My Heart will be matching all round-up donations, up to $10,000 USD!

Lucky Winners: When you participate in our Share a Smile promotion by purchasing any of these special items or rounding up your order in support of Operation Smile™ you will automatically qualify for a chance to win a not-yet-released stamp set from our upcoming 2018 Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book! We’ll be choosing winners throughout the month of October, so any time you place an order, you can be a winner!

https://janicewilson.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/campaigns/1710-share-a-smile.aspx

If you have any questions, please call me 503-708-6889.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

From The Heart Card | DT Project by Tarina Lafollette

Hello All!
Have you gotten to play with the From the Heart, (Sept. Constant Campaign) stampset by Close to My Heart yet?
I'm using it today, along with the Sapphire cardstock. I've been drawn to it a lot lately, so I decided to use it for my base color with gold as my accent color.


I started prepping the card base by covering it in the Sapphire cardstock. Then, I went onto Silhouette Studio and designed the scalloped rectangle with the faux stitching. I cut it and the scalloped oval from Sapphire CS as well. Once I had the oval cut out, I stamp the 'Sending special thoughts & wishes to you' sentiment in the center using VersaMark ink and then heat embossing in gold.

For the scalloped rectangle, I cut an oval from copy paper that was just smaller that the scallops on the scalloped oval and used it as a mask. By placing it in the center of the rectangle die cut, it forms a sort of stamping guide for me and helps me stamp in an oval shape that is in a similar size to my sentiment oval. So I stamped flowers around the copy paper oval and heat embossed them in gold as well. Once I had all the embossing done, it was time to adhere all both pieces down. I decided I wanted a little depth to my card, and foam tape works perfect for that!
And that was it! A pretty simple card, with minimal supplies.

Card Recipe
Copy paper

If you haven't gotten your hands on the From the Heart Cardmaking kit yet, be sure to put your order in soon because it's only available to order until the end of September! You can also purchase just the interactive cards/envelopes or just the stampset as well.

I hope you have a lovely day, and I'll see you soon with my next DT project!
~Tarina
@hellotarina

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Crop 4 Vets!!!

There are a few spaces left at the Crop 4 Vets!

VFW 1324 Auxiliary is hosting our 3rd Annual Crop 4 Vets on September 23, 2017

A “scrapbook crop” refers to a group of people who come together to work on their picture scrapbooks, sharing a common space and ideas at the same time.

Don’t scrapbook, that’s ok, if you make cards, crochet, knit, beading, Jewelry making or some other type of craft you are welcome too. 100% of all proceeds from event fees go to the Auxiliary programs to help our Veterans, local Military and their families in need!

Join us for 12 hours of fun and creativity! Simply bring the projects you are working on and enjoy 4 feet of table space along with great conversation in a well-lit, drama-free space all for just $30.00.

Lunch and dinner will be potluck style, so please bring your favorite dish to share. You may also order in or leave and return, it will be up to you. When it gets closer to September I will start a list of who want's to bring what so we won't have all the same dish.

There will be a silent auction, Door prizes, a *scrapbooking class, and a *card class (*additional fees apply). We will also have a beginners - Advanced Cricut Class You will even have a chance to earn more tickets and win more prizes.

Contact me for information on Group rates, so you can bring all your friends.

Raffle Tickets! Earn tickets for our grand prize drawing.
• Every person that arrives by 10 am will start the day off with (2) raffle tickets.
• Bring a Personal Hygiene product and receive (1) raffle ticket per item, (limit 10 tickets)!
• Make a scrapbook layout for our Auxiliary and you will receive (5) tickets!
• Make cards for our Veterans and you will receive (1) ticket per card (NO Limit)
• Knit or Crochet a hat for our Veterans and receive (1) ticket per hat (limit 10 tickets)
Participate in our games and challenges and earn even more tickets. Tickets may also be purchased.

We will open at 9:00 am and close at 9:00 pm

We have 40 10 spaces which will fill up quickly so get signed up soon.

Each person will get a ticket for coming and may earn more tickets throughout the event. You can earn tickets by bringing Personal Hygiene products (List below), making pages for our Ladies Auxiliary Scrapbooks, making cards for our military and Veterans and participating in games and challenges.

Personal Hygiene products; *Bars of soap - *Liquid dish soap - *Tooth brush - *Tooth paste - *Disposable razors - *Shaving cream - *Deodorant - *Toilet Paper -- *Shampoo
*** Note Tooth brushes should be individually wrapped, only small containers of liquid dish soap and laundry soap as we cannot repackage them. Thanks for your understanding.

I have received donations from Art Impressions, Avery Elle, Xyron,  Canvas Corp Brands and more are on the way.  https://www.facebook.com/janicewilsonCTMH/videos/1532706013418755/






We would love for you to join us.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice